Ambassador Dr. Asad M. Khan hosts Women Parliamentarians and Prominent Members of the Pakistani Diaspora over dinner at the Embassy
Washington: Ambassador Dr. Asad M. Khan hosted a dinner reception in honor of a delegation of women Parliamentarians from Pakistan, who are visiting the U.S. under IVLP exchange program, and for prominent members of the Pakistani American community at the Embassy, earlier tonight.
While welcoming the guests, Ambassador Asad Majeed Khan thanked the parliamentarians and members of diaspora for highlighting the Kashmir issue in Washington, perhaps the most important capital of the world. He said that the Embassy will continue to raise the issue of Kashmir at every forum in the U.S. but the most powerful and effective voice is that of the Pakistani American community. He thanked the group of the community who had earlier spent the whole day on Capitol Hill for advocacy on Kashmir to draw the attention of U.S. legislators to the plight of the Kashmiri people at the hands of India’s brutality.
Member National Assembly, Ms. Romina Khurshid, in her remarks, said that the diaspora have a significant role to play in compelling their legislators to urge the U.S Government to call on India to protect the rights of the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. While appreciating the bold stance taken by U.S. President Donald Trump on the Kashmir issue, Ms. Naz Baloch, Member National Assembly also urged the U.S. administration to play its role in preventing India from its brutal suppression of the people of Kashmir and to hold India accountable for the gross human rights violations being committed by Indian Security forces in the Kashmir valley.
The event was attended by a large number of community members from all across the United States who dedicated the entire day in meeting various members of Congress and briefing them on the Kashmir issue.
18 September, 2019